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Saga of the Goblin Horde: Countdown Deck

Saga of the Goblin Horde: Countdown Deck

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This thematic deck of 56 playing cards is designed to be used with the Saga of the Goblin Horde setting, however it can easily be used for other fantasy games as well. It offers three advantages over a standard deck of playing cards:

1. Four jokers instead of the usual two, and each joker has a suit. This can make the game even more crazy, and ties in better with some of the rules (such as the kickball rules in the Saga of the Goblin Horde campaign, which have a special effect if you draw the joker of clubs).

2. Prominent “countdown numbers” at the top of each card. You can use these for initiative: deal a card to each player and one for each group of NPCs, and count down from highest to lowest to determine turn order. Fast characters can draw multiple cards and keep the highest, while very slow creatures might draw two or three cards and keep the lowest.

3. A “saga symbol” at the bottom of each card. These symbols are improvisational prompts; an “elephant” could represent any sort of herd creature, or just something big, or it could be interpreted as strength, stamina, wisdom, memory, loyalty, etc. Likewise the “torch” might represent fire, knowledge, destruction, heat, light, exploration, etc.

The saga symbols can be used as inspiration for the goblins’ boastful tales and downtime activities, to add flavor to the adventure generator (draw one card for each scene), to flesh out complications during a chase, and so on.

Note: If you want to use the Countdown Deck on a Virtual Tabletop, or simply want to check out the cards before you buy them, you should download the free VTT Cards and Tokens!




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June 16th, 2020
This deck feels right when considering the theme. Goblins rock. [...]
April 10th, 2019
These cards are great. Good quality and easy to shuffle. The art is good. [...]
November 23rd, 2018
The best goblin deck I have ever seen! The countdown numbers and saga symbols add great usability. And four jokes are just cool. [...]
October 17th, 2018
Best Deck Ever Yes, I typed it. Throw away that old stank ass deck your grandma gave you, chuck that crap into a volcano, because here we have a deck that perfectly compliments the fine artwork, and beautiful layouts of the saga of th [...]
October 17th, 2018
Please check out my youtube review of the Countdown deck...allot of neat idea's here....One could say you could Savage them for other games! ;-p [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on June 20, 2018.